The ARISS program was created and is managed by an international consortium of amateur radio organizations and space agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the USA, Rosaviakosmos in Russia, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Canada, Japan Aeronautics Exploration Space Agency (JAXA) in Japan and European Space Agency (ESA) in Europe. Read More
It is unlikely that there will be any contacts with the Columbus module station until after a crew change, which will probably occur in late June or July. Watch this page for information about upcoming contacts as they are scheduled.
Ham Video Transmitter Now Transmitting
On Friday May 1, 2015, the Ham Video transmitter on board the Columbus module of the International Space Station was powered on and started transmitting in “Blank Transmission” (BT) mode. When the ground stations are determined to operate reliably, the Ham Video transmitter will be used to enhance ARISS school contacts. Uplink will remain VHF audio only. This operational mode is dubbed ARISS Ham TV. Read more
Gagarin from Outer Space: A contact was successful Thu 2015-05-07 at 08:30 UTC with Ryazan State Radio Technical University, Ryazan, Russia, direct via RK3SWB. The ISS callsign was RSØISS, and the astronaut was Mikhail Korniyenko, RN3BF.
A contact commemorating WWII veterans, held in Kursk, Russia, was successful Sat 2015-05-09 08:20 UTC. The ISS callsign was RSØISS, and the astronaut was Gennady Padalka, RN3DT.
Direct contacts on Sat 2015-05-09 with Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “Enrico Fermi,” Lucca, Italy, and with Studi di Firenze – Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy were both successful. Read more
Telebridge contacts were successful on Sat 05-02-2015 with Sol Plaatje Primary School, Mahikeng, South Africa, and Scuola Secondaria di I Grado, Caprino Bergamasco, Italy. Read more
A telebridge contact with East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Youth In Aviation Program (ECCTAI YIAP) and Oxon Hill High School, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA, was successful via K6DUE on Fri 04-24-2015. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, IZØUDF, answered 11 questions. Read more